The accompanying kit lenses are decked out with a sleek black and silver coating to match that vintage vibe of the camera body. The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is treated with a silver exterior colour; and the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE), a special edition lens designed to emulate the look and feel of the much-loved manual NIKKOR lenses, are introduced to complement Z fc.
CREATIVITY MEETS CRAFT
Take your creativity to the next level with 20 types of Creative Picture Controls pre-set filters that can be previewed via the electronic viewfinder or live monitor before shooting to save time on post-shoot editing. Quickly identify your subjects and capture precise facial expressions, in humans and pets, with Eye-Detection AF and Animal Detection AF2 for both stills and videos. Capture clear and detailed images, even in low-light conditions with a high ISO sensitivity of up to 51,2003.
For those looking to capture sharp selfies or create vlogs with an unobstructed view, the TFT LCD vari-angle monitor makes shooting an absolute dream. Relive occasions with moving visuals, the Z fc records in 4K UHD and features a slow-motion video option that’s great at emphasising details that the eye normally doesn’t pick up. A dedicated movie mode (AF-F) allows you to keep focus on your intended subject, even when on the move – perfect for capturing emotive scenes.
GO WITH THE FLOW
Intuitively designed for an easier and quicker shooting experience, the Z fc allows for quick adjustments and to keep your creativity flowing while on the go. Dedicated dials for important settings such as ISO, shutter speed, exposure, and display panel for aperture setting are all conveniently located at the top of the camera for an overview at a glance. Sturdy and light, the Z fc camera body weighs approximately 390g and is built with magnesium alloy to deliver resilience through your photography journeys.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Complete your photography workflow with SnapBridge and Webcam Utility. Transfer stills and videos seamlessly to your smart phone for instant uploading to social media and remote shooting with Snapbridge Ver 2.8. Providing sharper output for any online streaming with Webcam Utility support, the Z fc is an excellent combination with its compact body and vari-angle monitor. The ever-expanding line-up of NIKKOR Z lenses, together with approximately 360 F mount lenses when paired with the Mount Adapter FTZ4 means you can take your creativity even further for any photography genres.
1Availability of six premium exterior colours (excluding black) are subjected to region and country availability.
2 Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF are available in [Wide-area AF (L-human)] or [Auto-area AF (human)]. Eye-Detection AF/Face-Detection AF for animals are available in [Wide-area AF (L-animal)] or [Auto-area AF (animal)]. Support for dogs and cats only.
3Incrementation of up to equivalent of ISO 204800 is available.
4Requires a firmware update for the Mount Adapter FTZ when using with the Z fc.
MIRRORLESS MEETS ICONIC NIKON DESIGN
Photography is not simply about the outcome but also every step in between. The Nikon FM2, one of Nikon’s many iconic cameras, has brought that true joy of photography and was widely cherished by its numerous users. Wishing to follow in those footsteps, the Z fc employs an exterior design with details carefully crafted to evoke that iconic camera. The body size resembles the FM2 and so does the balance between the pentaprism and body, as well as between the black and silver elements. Leather-like grain is adopted even on the back of the monitor, resembling a film camera. Each dial is of carefully carved aluminum with all of its top display engraved. The inscribed Nikon logo that was formerly used on cameras released from the 1970s to 1980s and a circular eyepiece add the finishing touches — all of which can only be achieved through the craftsmanship inherited by Nikon.
THE STORY BEHIND THE Z FC NAMING
The name Nikon Z fc represents one of the roles of this camera, which is to communicate and connect the history of the brand with its more than 70 years of dedicated camera manufacturing, from the past, to the present, to the future. The letter “f” indicates a fusion between tactile precision mechanics and high image quality, both thoroughly developed through decades of designing and manufacturing image-making tools. The “f” also signifies models with symbolic importance in Nikon’s history. The letter “c”, meanwhile, conveys Nikon’s wish for this camera, inheriting tradition, to be used by anyone, anywhere, more “casually”.
KIT LENSES DESIGNED TO MATCH THE Z FC BODY
Beyond the camera body, you can also find a complementary design style in the two kit lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE). For the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, the new silver coating that is also used on the Z fc camera body has been adopted, ensuring it harmonizes not only with the black camera body but also any of the six Premium Exterior leather-toned material options for the body color. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE) is a special edition with a different lens design to the usual NIKKOR Z models. It is inspired by the design of the NIKKOR lenses that were released at the time of the FM2. The NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)’s knurling design is an authentic reproduction based on examination of the original NIKKOR blueprints. The bottom body design prevents slipping and the lens also features an eye-catching control ring that inspires operation. While achieving high usability packed in an iconic design, this lens triggers your motivation for shooting.
MY COLOR, MY STYLE — PREMIUM EXTERIOR
You will enjoy not only shooting with the Z fc but also carrying it around. This camera comes with Premium Exterior options, for which you can change the leather-toned material on the body depending on your individual taste and lifestyle. You can select from six color options*: white, coral pink, mint green, sand beige, amber brown and natural gray. Customize the body color to best express yourself.
* Availability of six premium exterior colours (excluding black) are subjected to region and country availability.
CHECK ALL YOUR SETTINGS AT A GLANCE — THREE INDIVIDUAL DIALS
Put your heart into each picture and enjoy every process by rotating dials while feeling the flick of your finger against each. The Z fc features three dials on the top body — for shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation — as well as a small window displaying the aperture. Together, they let you visually confirm basic camera settings at a glance. The tactile operation of each dial will let you enjoy the process of manually taking time to adjust each setting before releasing the shutter.
CONVEY YOUR STYLE EVEN DURING AUTO MODE
Exposure compensation during Auto mode is now possible for the first time in the Z series camera lineup. The exposure compensation dial becomes effective even during Auto mode. This lets you achieve the look you want by rotating the exposure compensation dial afterwards while utilizing the camera’s recommended settings. This makes it easy to shoot your subject in silhouette, high key and low key.
Without exposure compensation
With exposure compensation (+1.3)
AUTHENTIC VIEWING WITH CLARITY AND SMOOTHNESS
Concentrate on the moment by looking through the Z fc’s easy-to-view electronic viewfinder (EVF). It offers a sharp and clear image under any conditions, thanks to its approx. 2360k-dot high-resolution organic EL panel combined with Nikon’s superior optical and image-processing technologies featuring approx. 100% coverage and 1.02x magnification*. This comfortable EVF displays the same settings as the camera monitor, allowing you to change them without taking your eye away. It reflects each setting in real time, which makes it possible to preview Creative Picture Controls, right before releasing the shutter.
*50mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1. Approx. 0.68x when converted to 35mm format.
SEE THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE — 7.5CM (3.0-IN.) VARI-ANGLE MONITOR
Take a moment and appreciate the world around you from fresh perspectives. The Z fc employs a vari-angle monitor — the first in the Z series camera. Unlike the tilting monitor, you can flip the monitor sideways, allowing more versatile use such as attaching the camera to a selfie stick or vlogging. It automatically switches to self-portrait mode when the monitor is turned to the front, realizing a smooth shift to shooting high-quality selfies in both stills and videos. AF-F mode, which is dedicated to video recording, can also be utilized during self-portrait mode. Vertical shots from a low-angle position and high-angle shooting are also easy. This 7.5cm (3.0-in.), approx. 1040k-dot camera monitor employs a touchscreen monitor, offering comfortable operability with effortless handling.
ACCESSIBLE I MENU FOR SMOOTHER OPERATION
New inspiration often strikes when you’re in the middle of shooting. By pressing the Z fc’s convenient i button, it displays 12 settings, letting you change them quickly without needing to go into the menu. The i menu lets you choose your 12 most frequently used settings and arrange them in the order of convenience. You can view the same i menu items on the camera monitor or the electronic viewfinder (EVF), enabling you to change settings and preview each adjustment in real time without taking your eye away. Together with the dials, you can easily change settings while concentrating on shooting and fully enjoy each step of your photography.